Blog & News
Note - there is no Sunday morning service in the TOK&Mpc building on Sunday 10th March, as we are at Cramond Kirk@ENK for the Annual Stated Meeting. This is an actively revised website, comments/corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org. This website will soon be updated to the 'Edinburgh Northwest Kirk' website.
some news and information from Edinburgh Northwest Kirk @ Pennywell,
Thursday 8th February 2024
Yesterday, 7th Feb.'24, we handed in the latest batch of stamps to the Church of Scotland Stamp Appeal - see the photo. This was possible because of generous people taking the time to carefully cut stamps from their mail leaving an inch margin all the way round (or just giving us…
Wednesday 27th December 2023
Dear all, We have hosted a Christmas party between Christmas and New Year for many years now, to brighten up that…
Wednesday 27th December 2023
over week before Christmas, we had 8 or 9 fully lit & baubled trees in the church (still there to view on Sundays till 12th…
Sunday 10th December 2023
We would like to invite you to attend one, or more, of our Christmas services during December. We have listed them on the attached poster and hope you can join us. There will be a charity collection at the Christmas Eve service for a good cause, whether local or international. Whether or not you can join us, we do hope you have a wonderful time this Christmas and feel blessed as you spend time with family & friends.
Friday 1st December 2023
Every year there is a city-centre Christmas Carol singing event, usually associated with the large Nativity scene or the lights being switched on. This year the event will be at the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens, Sunday 3rd Dec., 2pm-4pm. Lots of favourite carols, with the singing helped along with some church…
Monday 28th August 2023
AF, from CoS
WIth the agreement to unite the charges of 'Cramond Kirk' and 'The Old Kirk and Muirhouse' churches, we need to set up a group to help choose the next Minister - called 'The Nominating Committee'. To help the group who are voted in to do this task, a set of guidelines have been written and they can be found on the Church of Scotland website at Guidelines Please pray for this group - for wisdom, patience and a sense of humour!
Sunday 30th July 2023
The young people of the Boys' Brigade and Girls' Association, who meet on a Monday evening in school term, scratched their heads about how to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. The ideas came flooding out of their heads and onto the cardboard, which they then coloured in and put back on their heads - CROWNS. Great ideas kids, called 'using your head'.
Friday 23rd June 2023
Graham Madeley (Session Clerk)
Dear All Last night (20th June '23) was an historic date for TOKM Parish Church and I hope we can share this information widely. Our union with Cramond Kirk was approved at the Presbytery meeting. That also means we have permission to call a minister. Martin Scott has been appointed by Presbytery to be the Interim Moderator for our united church of Edinburgh Northwest Kirk: Cramond Kirk and The Old Kirk and Muirhouse (Church of Scotland). The next stages are complex and time consuming: * Application to OSCR - takes at least 42 days. * A service of union takes place - early indications are this will be the first Sunday in September. Time…
Sunday 18th June 2023
Yesterday's 'Summer Fair', on a beautiful morning, went amazingly well. By the close of the event there was just over £950 in the kitty. After some further sales after Worship on Sunday morning the total was about £95 higher, with a few higher value items left which will be available in the next few days for private sale. That this represents a great…
Friday 9th June 2023
Faith leaders have met together under a joint initiative hosted by the Catholic Church and the Church of Scotland, to launch a campaign to unite the views of the faith communities on an urgent call to Scottish Government for fair pay to all social care workers. The campaign sits within a backdrop of a national recruitment crisis. While recruitment issues exist for many industries, the challenge for third sector providers is made particularly difficult by the fact there is a recognised delay to deliver a promise of fair pay to the social care workforce. Community Integrated Care recently commissioned a report Unfair to Care which highlights that…